Saturday, November 12, 2005

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!!

I am chugging along on all of my Christmas gift projects and I am almost finished. I crocheted matching ponchos for my daughter in law(Aurora) and granddaughter(Pandora). I made a stadium blanket for my daughter(Mandy). A sweater, and socks for my other granddaughter(Mariah), superman socks for my grandson(Brody), thinking Harry Potter items for my other grandson(Justin), and reknitting a baclava(spelling?) for my son (Walter). The Blaclava is a sort of form fitting ski mask used by soldiers. He works at an oil refinery that gets cold in winter. The first one I did would fit an elephant-LOL. After all that time I was going to fix it with a needle and thread. Then decided thatI would never be able to handle seeing him wear it that way so I reluctantly frogged the entire thing and am doing it AGAIN on size 6 needles instead of 8's like before. I am also knitting him some socks in Chicago Bears colors since he faithfully watches this team play. The toes and heels are orange with a white stripe and the body is a soft navy color.

Walter, his children and my nephew (Billy) that just returned from the army are coming over today to help put up my Christmas lights. This way I don't have to try to do it when the snow is flying. As soon as I get a chance I will post pics of my finished and in the works projects.